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    .223 or 243

    I went out last night to learn some gun safety and had the opportunity to fire at some targets with a 223, 220 and 270, now the .223 just felt really nice to shoot with and it has me wondering if i should change my application form from a 243 to a 223. I will only be stalking Roe and also doing a bit of foxing. Just wondering what thoughts you guys have on the .223 calibre? Or should I just apply for the 243 as it covers everything.

    Would appreciate any comments good or bad.

    Cheers Bryan

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    The 223 satisfies your requirements so stick with it.
    Should be quieter than the 243? and should be cheaper for ammo.

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    243 as you are not limiting your self in any way 223 you can shoot roe in scotland but thats it if you wanted a go at anything else reds sika then 243 is fine imo and as far as foxing 243 with 58gr vmax will do any thing 223 will do and is a bit more stable in the wind only my thoughts my 243 is used for fox, roe and fallow some say its not enough gun but it is fine.. but having said all that its all personal preference hope that helps

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    You may not be shooting anything except Roe when you get the rifle, but the opportunity may arise in the future, especially living in the area you do, to have a go at Red. As I read it you are already applying for a 243? If that is the case I would go ahead with that decision...

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    243 can do everything the 223 can do and so much more

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamross65 View Post
    You may not be shooting anything except Roe when you get the rifle, but the opportunity may arise in the future, especially living in the area you do, to have a go at Red. As I read it you are already applying for a 243? If that is the case I would go ahead with that decision...
    Think i will stick with the .243, as you say "in the area i am" Red would be a too much of a temptation not to have a go at, and knowing me as i do i would be chomping at the bit should the opportunity arise!

    Thanks for the advice guy's, appreciate it.

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    I'd say stick with the .223 and add a 30-06 or .270 at a later stage for larger species.

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    .243 it will do all vermin and deer in the UK!
    Last edited by Home Loader; 28-03-2012 at 19:07. Reason: bad spelling

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